Start Date: 9/17/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/17/2020 1:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: PACDL Webinar via Zoom Platform
PA Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
THE SOCIALLY DISTANCED JURY TRIAL: VOIR DIRE IMPLICATIONS
Even before the COVID pandemic, jury selection was rife with uncertainty. Processes varied wildly between counties, courts and individual judges, often revealing little to nothing about juror preconceptions. With the arrival of COVID-19, social distancing, face masks, virtual court, and the like have added additional layers of complexity onto the important work of selecting a jury. This seminar will address critical aspects of juror psychology considering the coronavirus pandemic, provide voir dire guidance, and discuss the practical implications of jury selection changes in response to the fear of disease spread. This webinar will also reinforce good voir dire and decision-making strategies during jury selection.
This webinar is approved for one substantive, practice and procedure credit hour by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. PACDL is an accredited distance learning provider in Pennsylvania.
Instructor: Melissa M. Gomez, PhD, MMG Jury Consulting, Philadelphia